Missiology is a valuable resource for anyone currently involved in missions, considering a life as a missionary, seminary students, or those simply interested in the foundations, history and strategy of missions. The contributing writers explore the biblical mandate for world evangelization, review the history of missions and describe the current state of world religions. It also provides an extensive overview of church growth, church planting, church development, missionary strategy, and urban and humanitarian ministries. Over thirty scholars contribute to this immense work from fields such as history, anthropology, world religions and systematic theology. The three editors are former missionaries who are now professors of missions.
Ebbie Smith is a retired Professor of Christian Ethics and Missions at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served fifteen years as a Southern Baptist missionary in Indonesia. While there he directed students in church starting activities and founded an extension Bible School for lay pastors.
Justice Anderson was a Professor of Missions at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
John Mark Terry is Associate Professor of Missions and Evangelism at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He received his M.Div. and Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and served as a missionary in the Philippines and a professor of missions at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary.